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Donald Louis Widhalm

KSAL StaffJanuary 30, 2019

Donald Louis Widhalm, 94, died January 29, 2019. He was born Aug. 19, 1924 in Hugo, CO. the son of Michael and Phebe (Jefferson) Widhalm. He was a building contractor. He is preceded in death by his wife, Vera (Cullum) Widhalm, his oldest son, Louis, and 6 brothers and 8 sisters. He is survived by his children, Laurence H. Widhalm, Veronica I. Widhalm, Bernadette R. Widhalm, Patrick A. Widha...

Anganetha “Nita” Ford

KSAL StaffJanuary 29, 2019

Anganetha "Nita" Ford, 80, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 27th, suddenly, at her home. Anganetha was born in Neuendorf, Ukranie Russia,  on February 11, 1938, a daughter of Katharina (Hildebrandt)  and John  Huebert. Nita attended the Illinois grade schools and Moundridge schools.  Nita was very proud when she received her citizenship in 1960. She attended...

Paul Eugene Hiner

KSAL StaffJanuary 29, 2019

Paul Eugene Hiner 75, of Salina, passed away Thursday, January 24, 2019. He was born December 21, 1943 in Enid, OK. He worked for Price Trucking as a truck driver for 15 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Claude Melvin and Beulah Ivy (Shira) Hiner; wife, Beverly (Gawith) Hiner; brother, Wayne; sisters Faye and Leona. Survivors include his children, Janelle Stauffer of Salina,...

Alea K. Nelson

KSAL StaffJanuary 29, 2019

Alea K. Nelson, 55, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Saturday, January 26th. Alea was born in Phoenix, Arizona on June 3, 1963, a daughter of the late Betty and Lee Gourley. Survivors include partner, Darryl Bright; daughter, Jaime Simmons; two sons, Les Worley and Kenny J. Nelson Sr.; grandsons, Jaxyn Summers, Cooper Worley, and Kenny J. Nelson Jr. She is also survived by the Nelson family...

Cheryl Lynn “Cheri” “Mimi” Eck

KSAL StaffJanuary 28, 2019

Cheryl Lynn "Cheri" "Mimi" Eck, 68, of Windom, KS, passed away at 5:47 p.m., Sunday, January 27th, while in the company of family members, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. Cheri was born in Topeka, Kansas on November 29, 1950, a daughter of the late Mary Lucile "Lucy" (Verschelden) and Florian "Rennie" Andrew Neider. Cheri attended the Topeka and Chicago Heights public schools and graduated fro...

Susan Emma Martin

KSAL StaffJanuary 28, 2019

Susan Emma Martin died Saturday, January 26, 2019, at her home in Wichita at the age of 97. She was born on July 12, 1921, at home in Buckhart, Missouri, to Claude Herbert Hibbard and Halie Melissa (Uhlmann) Hibbard. She was the third of four children and grew up in rural Douglas County, MO. She attended rural schools through 8th grade, and graduated from the Ava public high school. She earned ...

Nadine Mabel Willems

KSAL StaffJanuary 28, 2019

Nadine Mabel Willems, 85, of Windom, KS, passed away at 4:15 a.m., Sunday, January 27th, peacefully, at Good Samaritan Village, Hutchinson, Reno County. Nadine was born in rural Inman, Kansas on August 24, 1933, a daughter of Millie Mabel (Bailey) and William "Bill" Walter Brauer. Nadine attended and graduated from Big Lake country school rural Inman and graduated from Inman High School, Inm...

Norman J. Boettcher

KSAL StaffJanuary 28, 2019

Norman J. Boettcher, age 85, of Bennington, KS, passed away on Sat., Jan. 26, 2019 at the Ottawa County Health Center, Minneapolis, KS. Norman was born on Aug. 13, 1933 in Springview, NE to Norman K. & Olga K. (Johnson) Boettcher. Norman graduated from high school in Newport, NE and then from Wayne State Teacher’s College, Wayne, NE. He married Lois Claycamp on Feb. 9, 1957 in Concordia, ...

Don Morgan Obermeyer

KSAL StaffJanuary 28, 2019

Don Morgan Obermeyer, 69, of Palmetto, Florida, passed away at Tidewell Hospice, Saturday, January 5, 2019, and is now in the presence of his Heavenly Father. Don was born to Delbert W. and Marilyn F. (Herrington) Obermeyer, May 14, 1949 in Herington Kansas. Don was preceded in death by his parents and his twin brother, Del W. Obermeyer. Don is survived by his sister, Marilyn Rolfs (Jack) of Sa...

LaDonna Jean (Smith) Salyer

KSAL StaffJanuary 28, 2019

LaDonna Jean (Smith) Salyer, 82, of Salina, passed away January 21, 2019.  LaDonna was born on January 19, 1937 in Salina, Kansas to George William Smith and Lillian Dorothy (Johnson) Smith. LaDonna graduated from Salina High School in 1955. She received a BA from Marymount College in 1971 and then taught for 2 years in Overland Park, Kansas. She returned to Salina as a teacher and later ea...

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